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Rocklin is my first major city project. My goal is to make the ultimate realistic city. I hope you enjoy it!

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New Stanton was the farthest neighborhood built from the city center before the building boom of the 60's. With a mix of subdivisions and grid neighborhoods, the town gives a nice mosaic of different building era's which show off the city's history.

A birds-eye view of the city.

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This was the last train station built before the rail road's expansion in 1967.

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The peninsulas of Rocklin are an interesting feature of the city. There are multiple peninsulas in the area with residential developments abound. 

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Grid development stopped at the foothills of Rocklin Point. But with the dramatic increase in demand

for new housing, ambitious developers designed the hillside with planned communities. 

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The Ingram - Stanton Unified School District combines the neighborhoods of New Stanton

and next door Ingram. It one of the largest suburban school districts in the city due to the merger.

They also have the most unique high school campus because of it being on the side of the mountain.

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I hope you are enjoying this as much as I am!


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Silverthorn is also one of the town in the "undesirable" part of the Rocklin Metro Area. While more suburban than nearby Camden, the large town has high instances of crime and joblessness.  

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The city comprises of more low density buildings as we move further out from downtown.

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Nevertheless, many smog producing factories abound in this area. The majority of people are very poor.

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There is one exception to this town, a new development next to the one moderately successful

elementary school in the area proves to offer much green space in a small community.

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Summit Hill could possibly be the most interesting place (geographically at least) in all of Rocklin. Located on a high elevation plateau, this town has been rather successful thanks to the complicated highway system which takes the citizens down the mountain to their jobs. The mayor has recently set up residence on Summit Hill also.

 

This is a birds-eye view of the town. The place is also a good tourist

destination because one cansee all of Rocklin from the Plateau.

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The schools are also very successful. The sports programs are the finest in all of the city.

Many great athletes come from Summit Hill.

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The highway was the costliest job ever handled by the city of Rocklin.

Because of the steep elevation, the highway had to act as a sort of corkscrew,

going through the mountain and circling around it in order to get to the bottom.

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This is the mayors residence. He is in the middle of a wealthy subdivision.

It is said that he has the best view out of any citizen of Rocklin.

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Like I said, there are two Rocklin's. 

Camden belongs to one of the underprivileged neighborhoods covering the Northern part of Rocklin. It is heavily populated and heavily polluted. There has been a documented inequality between the life expectancies of Camden compared to more affluent towns. Most of the people live in slummy tenements or apartment blocks. The high school drop out rate is nearing 65%. Most people just work in the nearby factories.

An overview of this *lovely* town.
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Due to heavy pollution, high crime, and underachieving schools, Camden is one of the

most undesirable places to live in all of Rocklin.

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The town consists of a mix of run down ghettos and smog producing factories.

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The Rocklin Bridge of Peace connects North and South.

The two sides of the river are complete opposites. 

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Just across the river there is smog and crime. We can really see the differences

between the two regions after viewing Camden.

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Many more neighborhoods to come!

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Greensberg is a first ring suburb just outside of Hyatt Square. While not as wealthy or prestigious, this town has it's nice spots. Its is charming in it's own right. 

Here is a general overview of the town. The denser portion is adjacent to Hyatt Square, the more suburban part of the town borders other suburbs. The architecture is generally from all styles before WWII. The town became prosperous with the building of the train tracks through it. 

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The more urban part of Greensberg is a nice change from the mass affluence in high rise Hyatt Square.

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The first gated subdivision in Rocklin, Greensberg Manor was an exclusive enclave for people of discriminating tastes.

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Another view of the town further south. Some of the town had to be demolished for the building of the highway.

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Train stations dot this part of the region. People still use the trains just as much as they did before each person had three cars. However, the new highway system has been added to secure fast commutes for people far from the train rail lines.

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The more working class part of the town. Greensberg offers a nice mix of people while still maintaining community pride and unity.

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Hyatt Square is by far the wealthiest of the inner city neighborhoods. Right across the river from the downtown, Hyatt Square features the most exclusive high rise residences in all the city. The neighborhood contains the Major League Baseball team's new stadium, along with Rocklin U. 

A part of the neighborhood.
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The two major bridges crossing the river going into downtown Rocklin. Many commuters from the nearby suburbs take this route.

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The highway system is world class, many large buildings have been constructed right next to the major artery. Some people call it, "The Great Wall of Commerce".ImageShack, share photos, pictures, free image hosting, free video hosting, image hosting, video hosting, photo image hosting site, video hosting site

The brand new baseball stadium constructed near Rocklin U

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Riverside roadways. This is also how I treat all of my riverside land. I put many trees there in order to give it a more natural and realistic look.

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While there are private schools abound, Hyatt Square Public Schools is actually a nationally recognized school district with many awards.

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Hope you enjoyed this neighborhood! There are many more posts to come along the way so keep coming back!

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Overview of Rocklin

Rocklin is a booming city. It's known for its charming suburbs, exceptional universities, and a rather large wealthy population. 

With all that its got going for it, what could possibly be wrong? The truth is, there are two Rocklin's. The successful wealthy South Rocklin and the poor, industrial North Rocklin. Sometimes, a city so great is not shared by the whole population. 

Downtown Rocklin

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Another view of the city.

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Some of the region. This shows most of South Rocklin.

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The far suburbs of Rocklin. A lot of farmland is being eaten up by new developments. The picture on the right shows Rocklin Point.

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The mountains and farmland on the edge of the city. This rural area is dotted by small towns.

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